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CPHS_English 11B - Essay: Source Citation

APA Reminder

We will use APA citation for this assignment. Remember - if you use databases, they cite your sources for you (don't forget to select APA)!

Source Citation

Resources found in databases generally include a SOURCE CITATION. Look for the "cite source" button, or look at the end of the article to find the source citation. Once you find it, all you need to do is copy and paste that APA SOURCE CITATION into your References page. Be sure to choose APA!

Online citation generators like BIBME or CITATION MACHINE can also help you create a SOURCE CITATION. You can simply plug in the ISBN number from the back of a book you are using or the URL/WEB ADDRESS, and a SOURCE CITATION will be generated for you. Click here to go to BIBME or CITATION MACHINE:

* Note that if you sign up for an account in any of these resources, you can save your work.

Your Responsibility as a Researcher

When you use information from other sources in your project, you need to give proper credit to those sources.

You have two basic responsibilities:

1.  In-text citations

Give the author (if there is one) or title (if no author is given) of the source in parentheses right after the information that comes from that source.

2.  References page

List all the sources you used in your project.  Entries must follow APA style (use a citation engine like BIBME or CITATION MACHINE to format the entries), and the entire list should be in alphabetical order.

APA Citation Basics from Purdue OWL

1. Click here to learn about the basics of in-text citation:       

2. Click here to earn about footnotes and endnotes: